Trump do­nates first-quar­ter salary to VA

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — Dave Boyer

Pres­i­dent Trump do­nated his first-quar­ter salary Thurs­day to the Depart­ment of Veter­ans Af­fairs, which is still oper­at­ing with­out a per­ma­nent leader since he fired David Shulkin in late March.

Act­ing VA Sec­re­tary Robert Wilkie ac­cepted the gift from the pres­i­dent and said he would ap­ply the money to the VA’s care­giver pro­grams.

“Pres­i­dent Trump un­der­stands the crit­i­cal role of care­givers in meet­ing the es­sen­tial needs of veter­ans,” Mr. Wilkie said.

He also called on the Se­nate to ap­prove House-passed leg­is­la­tion to over­haul VA pro­grams and fund the de­pleted Veter­ans Choice pro­gram, which pro­vides veter­ans with pri­vate health-care op­tions.

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